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things you need to grow weed indoors

Things you need to grow weed indoors

My favorite lights are those from Horticulture Lighting Group (HLG). If you are on a bit of a budget, Spider Farmer lights are a good alternative from China.

You may be thinking about using bag seed. As long as you are aware of the possible problems with that, it may be the right option for you. Read about using bag seed to grow weed. That article covers both the problems you may face and how to maximize your chance of success.

You should be fine using tap water for your weed plants. But you do want to know what is in it.

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For exhaust fans, you want to avoid booster fans. They never work well. Instead get an inline fan.

For pots, I highly recommend these fabric pots from Vivosun. They work great, are inexpensive and come in every possible size. I’d get some 2 and 5 gallon ones for your first grow. If you are starting from seeds, you cold get 1-gallon bags too, though I would just use a plastic cup for the seedlings.

Your municipality has water quality info. You want to make sure your water contains fewer than 400 ppm of mineral content and no chlorine. You could also get a TDS meter to test this yourself, but these are not always reliable.

Seeds Or Clones

The first is the I Love Growing Marijuana store. They give you a 100% germination guarantee. That is a great touch and it ensures that you do not waste your money on seeds that are not viable. The problem is they only ship to the US or Australia, but shipping to the US is free. Review here.

So why then does it seem so complicated to grow marijuana?

But the benefits are great: LEDs last much longer, use far less electricity, create less heat, and the best designs generate a fuller spectrum of light, which can get bigger yields and better quality.

You can let your plants get as big as you want, and can control when they flower and when you harvest, and you can start another batch right away or whenever you want. You can grow any time of year, even straight through winter or summer, and you’ll get consistent crops each time.

Fluorescent grow lights

It’s also a good idea to have oscillating fans to provide a constant breeze in your grow room as it will strengthen your plants’ stems, making them stronger and healthier.

High-quality weed

The biggest variability in how long a marijuana plant takes to grow will happen in the vegetative stage—after the seedling phase and before flower.

Things you need to grow weed indoors

Also, watch out for male plants in your crop. If you wish to grow high-THC buds, the only thing you want in your crop is female plants. If you have a male in your crop, REMOVE IT. Once it reaches maturity and its pollen sacs burst, it fertilizes the females. At this point, they’ll start developing seeds rather than growing buds. While the plants won’t die, their ability to yield buds is ruined.

Lastly, consider using an RO filter as excess levels of chlorine and unfiltered minerals could harm the plants. You may want to choose a distilled option or at least filter it before adding it to your soil. Mineral-laden tap water can cause unwanted build-up in the cannabis root systems, which can lead to detrimental root disease.

Like most living things, cannabis plants need their “rest time.” If light from a surrounding source is seeping in during dark hours, the (bud-producing) females could get confused and develop hermaphroditic characteristics.

The final step involves harvesting your plants. Once you get used to the process, you’ll find it more enjoyable than tedious.

Step 8: Cannabis Plants LOVE Water!

The first step is to cut off the big water leaves, otherwise known as the fan leaves. They have minimal THC in them and are generally removed. You’ll notice a visible difference between the long, green fan leaves and the smaller sugar leaves. The latter is covered in resinous glands (trichomes).

Another idea is “all-in-one” automated hydroponic setups, which may help you experience faster growth and more abundant yields. This is only the case if everything is done correctly – all the time, every time (unlike soil which has natural buffers to give you some wiggle room).

The main drawback is that they require numerous accessories to run correctly. As a consequence, the overall cost can ramp up pretty quickly, depending on how much you’re willing to splurge.

Step 7: Show Your Cannabis Plants Some Love (By Giving Them Lots of Nutrients)

Light is essential for the growing process. Your plants receive direct light the majority of the time. Be direct here: eg. plants need 12 hours of continuous, uninterrupted darkness to flower and eventually produce buds.

[The information in this article has under no circumstances been created for – or is intended to be used for – illegal purposes. Growing/cultivating cannabis is illegal in many U.S. states. We, therefore, advise that all readers become familiar with current laws and regulations in their region before they learn how to grow cannabis indoors].